UNB Radiography on Wheels project takes pressure off hospitals, nursing home patients

The University of New Brunswick’s Radiography on Wheels pilot project has helped to take pressure off of an overwhelmed hospital system in its first year. The program is conducted in collaboration with the Loch Lomond Villa facility and brings X-ray services to 13 nursing and special care homes in the Saint John area. The project aims to lighten the load on hospitals and ambulances, reducing wait times and discomfort for patients in need of an X-ray scan while also cutting patient costs by a third. The pilot has served around 275 patients since it launched in May. The project receives funding from the Government of New Brunswick’s Healthy Seniors Pilot Project and hopes to expand province-wide after March 2023. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.